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Wednesday, December 23, 2020   /   by Amy McLeod

Exploring Salem Oregon: “Star” in When You Wish Upon a Star

Miss Smith presents Star in her long-awaited 70th Birthday concert! On Sunday, December 27 at 6pm, tune in to the Miss Smith Presents YouTube Channel. “When You Wish Upon a Star” is a dream come true for Star and will benefit Oregon wildfire victims and their families. 


At the time of the event, you may donate through MissSmithPresents.com. All proceeds will be sent to a general Go Fund Me account. To donate directly, here is the link and you can do that at any time: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/oregon-fires


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Monday, December 14, 2020   /   by Amy McLeod

Prevent Electrical Shock, and 5 Other Safety Tips You Should Follow When Decorating for Christmas

This has been perhaps the least jolly year in a long, long time. And yet (or maybe because of that), people appear determined to bring the holiday cheer by doubling down on Christmas decorations, adorning both the inside and outside of their homes with lights, garlands, inflatables, and more.
But before you pull a Clark "Sparky" Griswold and cause a citywide power outage, there are some safety precautions you should take to stay merry and injury-free.
On average, there are about 200 decorating-related injuries each day during the holiday season, with about half of the incidents involving falls, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. During the 2019 holiday season, there were six deaths associated with decking the halls.
So as you put the finishing touches on your Christmas tree, twinkly light display, and other festive decor, keep in mind these tips that will help prevent personal and property damage.
1. Use a stepladder, not a chair
You might want to grab a c ...

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Friday, December 11, 2020   /   by Amy McLeod

Exploring Salem Oregon: The Lights at Morning Star

Friday, December 11, 2020 – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The Lights at Morning Star is a drive-thru Christmas lights experience for everyone, showcasing an original score, spectacular lights, and the exciting story of a Christmas elf on his journey to find worth and belonging.
Morning Star Community Church
4775 27th Ave SE
Salem, OR 97302

503-581-2477

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Thursday, December 3, 2020   /   by Amy McLeod

Exploring Salem Oregon: Lights at the Oregon Garden Resort

November 27 – January 2 (closed December 24/25)
Join us for the NEW intimate light display: Lights at the Oregon Garden Resort!
The lights will surround the Resort’s main lodge, including many favorite displays from Christmas in the Garden, and will be available only for guests staying at the Resort. We will also have live holiday music, cozy fire pits, festive food and drink and more to safely celebrate the holidays, social distance style.
We hope you'll join us! For more information and to book your overnight stay, visit: Christmas in the Garden

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Monday, November 30, 2020   /   by Amy McLeod

Pro Tips for Hosting Your First Virtual Holiday Party in Your New Home

The halls are decked, the punch is poured, the festive scent of wintry pine hangs in the air. You may have just moved into a new house, but you’re a pro—and you’re already ready to host your first holiday party. Your first virtual holiday party, that is.
If you’re disappointed that you can’t physically welcome friends and family into your new home to show off the space and spread some cheer, don’t be. You can host a pretty fantastic fête online. And when you stop to think about it, you’re actually lucky, because, really, who can move all of their physical belongings to a new place, set them up, and be party-ready within a few weeks? No mere mortal, we say.
Plus, if there’s anything 2020 has shown us, it’s that your internet connection is highly important. If you don’t have speed and reliability, your ability to do everything from joining a work meeting to birthday toasting a friend to visiting grandma is compromised. ...

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